- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Militants arrested in church attack
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's swift crackdown on anti-Christian extremists has netted two more suspects, members of an outlawed Sunni militant group wanted for their roles in a deadly grenade attack on a church last month, police said yesterday.
Sabir Hussain and Taufeeq Khan members of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi group were arrested in separate raids near the capital during the past two days, police official Saadat Mehdi told the Associated Press.
The two are accused of supplying hand grenades and pistols to four assailants who attacked worshippers as they were leaving a church on the grounds of a Presbyterian hospital in Taxila, 25 miles west of Islamabad. Four nurses were killed and 25 other persons wounded in the Aug. 9 attack.

Clinton lectures Africa on good governance
ABUJA, Nigeria Former President Bill Clinton said yesterday that Zimbabwe's land and political crisis was "a burden to all of Africa" and the continent must resolve it to demonstrate its new commitment to good governance.
Mr. Clinton said in a public lecture in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, that Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's disputed re-election in March and seizure of white-owned farms ran counter to the goals of the new continental body, the African Union.
"In the end, President Mugabe must be held to the African Union's standards of free and fair elections," Mr. Clinton told a packed audience that included Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and the presidents of Ghana, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

Chinese hackers target Dalai Lama network
DHARAMSALA, India The manager of the Dalai Lama's computer network said yesterday that the Chinese government has repeatedly tried to hack into it during the past month.
Chinese hackers designed a virus to plug into the network and steal information, said Jigme Tsering, manager of the Tibetan Computer Resource Center in Dharamsala. The center provides Internet services and manages the network of the Tibetan Buddhist leader's government-in-exile.
No comment was available from officials in Beijing late yesterday.

China TV hacked by Falun Gong
BEIJING In their most brazen electronic hacking yet, supporters of the outlawed Falun Gong movement have staged a "TV hijacking" by interrupting transmissions on a satellite system that broadcasts to every corner of China, the government said yesterday.
Using its official Xinhua news agency, the government released an extraordinary 1,100-word dispatch about the latest hacking incident, saying it had traced the illegal transmissions over the Sino Satellite, or Sinosat, system to a pirate broadcast operation in Taiwan.
Taiwan's government did not immediately respond to the accusation.

Ukrainians protest president despite ban
KIEV Thousands of protesters thronged the square outside Ukraine's parliament yesterday for the second demonstration against President Leonid Kuchma in more than a week.
Defying a ban on rallies in the center of the city, about 5,000 protesters chanted, "Ukraine without Kuchma."
A recent poll showed about 70 percent of people in the former Soviet republic support ousting Mr. Kuchma.

Chad seeks peace after rebel's death
LIBREVILLE, Gabon Chadian rebel leader Youssouf Togoimi died in Libya yesterday, his top aide said, a development the government hailed as opening the door to reconciliation in the Central African country.
Mr. Togoimi, wounded in a land-mine explosion in his northern stronghold last month, died in a hospital in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, political and diplomatic adviser Youssouf Barkai said. He was 49.
Chad's government described Mr. Togoimi, who has been fighting government troops for four years in the north of the country, as "the sole obstacle" to peace.


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